Some people grew up with the Marvel comics, or the TV shows. Some people now are growing up with the new Marvel movies, like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Avengers. Since I'm not big into superheroes, I haven't seen any of these movies. Until last night. I was flipping through channels on the TV and there was Iron Man 2! So I watched it.
I can see why people like these movies so much! It was very well done and visually a treat to look at.
In addition to the way it looked, the plot was cool. Basically, what I gleaned in my drugged and half-asleep state, was that Tony Stark told the world he was Iron Man and now the United States is expecting him to either protect everyone, or hand over his technology so that they can protect the public. Also, his company is in shambles because he's not taking care of it properly, and there's this guy with electronic whips that wants to kill him.
Some other cool stuff happens, like a Grand Prix, and a court scene, and some of the characters I've heard so much about are introduced/brought back.
The characters were pretty cool too. I liked Pepper Potts' name. And I was impressed by the wide array of famous actors/actresses that were in this movie...
Robert Downy Jr. AKA Sherlock Holmes.
Gwyneth Paltrow AKA Emma Woodhouse.
Samuel L. Jackson AKA Mace Windu.
Oh yeah, and that one guy whose name I don't know... But he played Mr. Hammer:
And I couldn't take him seriously throughout the whole movie because I kept expecting this to happen to his head:
Well, that was my first experience with Marvel. Will I go back for more? Maybe. I'd still like to see the Avengers eventually.
Now I'm off to do some schoolwork!
Live long and prosper.